I'm in NYC, my goal is not Big 4 either. I don't know why but I really want a government job even though they're supposedly not the best. I'd like something like the DoD[DCAA], IRS or IRS-CI[criminal investigation].
Let me guess, you go to the best business school in Washington DC, Georgetown University? Lol just a guess. It's pretty pricey though. If not, what school do you go to? I'm planning on transferring to SUNY-UBuffalo. I'd love to go to Columbia U, Cornell or NYU but I can not afford them even with the maximum amount of Aid, scholarships and loans per year.
You're way ahead of me man, 21 and already gonna have your BS. I'm 23 and a freshman, of course with lots of surgical interruptions and just plain poor choices in my part as well.
Oh, i'm definitely planning on getting my CPA too. But you know, i'm so far away, gotta take it one day at a time.
I am in DC - yeah. I actually have an internship in DC right now for a not-for-profit organization.
I definitely plan on getting my CPA after graduating, and I highly suggest you do the same. Everyone in the accounting field stresses the importance of the CPA in guaranteeing future success in the field.
I'm finishing up my Bachelor's degree right now, and I'm double-majoring in both accounting and finance. I like the accounting side of finance more (as opposed to the investments side), so I'd ideally like to work as a financial manager in the future. In essence, I'd like to be in complete charge of the finances for an organization.
I'd prefer to work as a financial analyst for a big company, but not the Big Four. However, I will say that I would take a position with one of the Big Four if I received a good offer. I just will likely not be pursuing them as my first choice.